Information about Benissa at the Costa Blanca in Spain:
Benissa, with its approx. 11.000 inhabitants (2016), is a quiet place, surrounded by mountains. Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca which belongs to the province of Alicante. Benissa is located about 10 km from the Mediterranean coast, but the Benissa area extends to the coast (Benissa Costa). Benissa is approximately 75 kilo meters away from the Alicante airport and 110 kilo meters from the Valencia airport.
The town of Benissa offers a number of attractions, as well as the 15th century Lonja de la Constitucion Commodity Exchange, which today houses ethnological museum, several renaissance palaces, the neo-gothic Marina Cathedral and the patrician houses of Calle Desamparados, with ornate wrought -iron bars.
Benissa celebrates his saint patron, the Purisima Xiqueta, in April while in June the Moors and Christians Festival takes place. A visit that is definitely worth while, Because the imposing and elaborate costumes are very impressive.
Benissa Costa with its approximately 4 miles of coastline has wonderful beaches or some of the most beautiful rocky coves of the Costa Blanca.
The crystal-clear water invites you to practice water sports such as diving, sailing, windsurfing or paddling.
Benissa Beach Cala Baladrar: A quiet, natural stone beach on the Benissa Costa with crystal clear water.
Benissa Beach Cala de l’Advocat: The peaceful quiet stone beach under steep cliffs is accessible by car and has got a large parking space. During the summer months a chiringuito -beach bar –restaurant sits close to the water and offers nice food and sometimes life music in the evening.
Benissa beach Cala dels Pinets: The beach of the pines is the next beach in direction to Calpe. The rocky beach is surrounded by villas and bungalows has stunning views towards the Penon de Ifach and is visited by divers, nature lovers, but also appreciated by families with small children because of its hidden natural shallow “ salt water lagune”.
Benissa Beach Playa La Fustera: The main beach of Benissa Costa with fine sand and crystal clear waters. The beach was completely rebuilt in 2005. A nature trail leads away from the beach to Calpe along the water front. Ample parking, playground and very nice restaurants.
It is very attractive for hikers and mountaineers and worth the money. The Sierra Bernia offers the best options for those sports and for your little hunger you will find nice small restaurants with simple but authentic Spanish dishes.